Mark Zuckerberg, the boy responsible for Facebook, has been named Time Man Of The Year. We’re not surprised. The sexists and the misogynists are two peas in a pod.
Time magazine lards its essay on Zuckerberg with blather about the “cerebral neocortex” and evolutionary biology. Also fascinating to Time’s editors are the “narcissism and voyeurism” of “social media” of which the editors confess on behalf of the human race “Most of us display a combination of the two….”
What Time magazine does not mention is the sexism and misogyny of their boy of the year. In all likelihood, Time magazine does not mention the sexism and misogyny of their boy because the editors don’t see as worth mentioning something they themselves display regularly.
Let’s recall a bit of Zuckerberg history which we wrote about in October of this year:
“It’s not hard to understand how bright women could be appalled by what they saw in the movie but you have to understand that that was the very specific world I was writing about. Women are both prizes [and] equal. Mark’s blogging that we hear in voiceover as he drinks, hacks, creates Facemash and dreams of the kind of party he’s sure he’s missing, came directly from Mark’s blog. … Facebook was born during a night of incredibly misogyny. The idea of comparing women to farm animals, and then to each other, based on their looks and then publicly ranking them. …
More generally, I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people. These aren’t the cuddly nerds we made movies about in the 80’s. They’re very angry that the cheerleader still wants to go out with the quarterback instead of the men (boys) who are running the universe right now. The women they surround themselves with aren’t women who challenge them (and frankly, no woman who could challenge them would be interested in being anywhere near them.)”
The “Mark” that Aaron Sorkin describes above, is now Time’s Man of the Year – Mark Zuckerberg.
We’re not surprised that the geeks at Time magazine would choose Mark Zuckerberg as their Man of the Year. Two reasons for our lack of surprise that bear mentioning. The first is that Time magazine editors are well aware that their long time competitor Newsweek magazine was sold for one dollar. Time magazine editors know their days are numbered and they will soon join defunct Newsweek in the ash heap. So why not suck up to the boy with billions who might one day hire them? Career before anything to these creeps.
Careers and self advancement are what is important to these geeks. That’s part of the reason why they fell in love with the boy raised by wolves whose only goal has been self-advancement and his career – Barack Obama.
The second reason why Time magazine’s editors did not view Mark Zuckerberg’s sexism and misogyny as worth mentioning in their recognition essay is that they in all likelihood share, and therefore cannot see, the sexism and misogyny of the boy they hope to work for after the front cover fellatio.
Big Media is still a boys game and these little boys just don’t like girls as equals. The little boys of Big Media are big sexists and misogynists who admire other sexists and misogynists:I think that about says it all but I am just really frustrated by the vast amount of sexism domestically and how it seems like we're having to go over the basics every other day these days.
I blame Barack. He unleashed this crap. He encouraged it, he fostered and his campaign embraced it. That's reality. It's on him.
So every day we have to fight it. Every day.
Desperate Housewives? I did watch Sunday. I really hope it's on next week. If they're not going to show it until January, that's going to be a long wait. A long wait to find out if Susan is alive.
The half-way house that Paul's trying to start in order to destroy the neighborhood resulted in many things. First, the woman who is with Dr. Evil in those Austin Powers movies (Mindy something) is a neighbor and she leaves one night and no one knows to where.
Paul goes to the gay couple and tells them that she sold her house thereby giving him enough homes to have the votes to approve the half-way house (enough votes in the neighborhood association). (I believe Bree's son is also gay and he lives on the block, which I didn't know until his one small scene this week. Her son is not part of the couple I'm speaking of. This is the couple that Carlos got along with the tall guy and Gabby gets along with both but especially the blond.) They sell and plot to leave.
And they better because Mindy didn't sell. Paul tricked her into leaving town by pretending to be someone else and having a job. So now he has the votes.
Brian Austin Green tries proposing to Bree who won't answer him on that but suggests that he should move in. He does. Problems arise.
Susan confronts Tom when she hears him say he'll go over and work on a dead bolt for Vanessa William's front door -- especially after hearing Vanessa say she'll be in the shower while he's doing it.
So she tells him that Vanessa told her that he was the true love of her life. Tom insisted that he didn't love Vanessa and that that was long ago.
Gabby can't end her pity party. She finally goes to Lynette and has to talk. Lynette's trying to stop the half-way house and doesn't have time. She asks her to speak to someone else but Gabby says it can only be Lynette because only Lynette has lost a child. So they go into how her biological daughter (Grace) is gone. ANd Lynette advises her to write a letter to Grace, not to send, just to get out what she needs to.
Juanita finds the note. She can't believe it. She's furious and she runs out of the house.
The mayor is present to honor the half-way house. So are the neighbors opposed to the plan. So are the press. And then all these people (led by a violence addicted goon) show up.
The goons? All hell breaks loose. Violence etc.
Now John Schneider, plays Brian AG's father, is present at Bree's house doing stuff (she doesn't want him there) a convict comes into Bree's house, let's himself in. He makes her uncomfortable and won't leave when she asks him to. He's leering and acting like a rapist. John comes in and scares him off and is so proud of himself before basically trying to pressure her into sex. She sends him packing.
Gabby and Carlos are looking for their daughter.
Vanessa has heard from Tom about the problem (Susan knows about their past relationship). She finds Susan at one point and they argue. Susan ignores her and walks off. Vanessa's not done griping or insisting she's not moving off no matter what Susan thinks.
The crowd goes wild and Vanessa can't see Susan.
The gay couple (I'm sorry I don't their names) is in their car and can't move because so many people are on the street.
Brian Austin Green -- in a white tank with tats on display -- arrives in his truck at Bree's and gets out. He says a few words to his dad in passing, goes into the house. Bree tells him about his father. He runs out to the front yard and they argue. They exchange blows and the goon squad sees Brian and screams he's an ex-convict. They come charging in and start beating him up. (And his father doesn't stop it.)
Bree tries to break it up but they just shove her around. (The goons. There are like three of them beating up on Brian.) She goes into her home, comes out with her gun and fires it into the air causing them to run. She gets Brian in her house.
Tom sees Vanessa looking for someone and asks and she explains she's got to find Susan. She saw something -- shoving or maybe Susan fell. Tom and Vanessa keep looking.
The goons are attacking the gay couple's car. And the gay couple? They've just found out Juanita's with them. She snuck in the back seat.
The blond crawls into the back seat to comfort Juanita who is very scared and also to wrap himself around her to make it harder for the goons to hurt her (they've already broken the front window of the car) and are going for the back window.
Gabriel sees Juanita and goes running. She knocks the goons off the trunk and grabs Juanita through the broken glass window. Lynette runs up and screams that the men in the car are her neighbors. Carlos comes up and he and Juanita and Gabriel head to the house while Lynette and the couple talk.
As . . . Tom . . . and Vanessa . . .
Discover Susan's body on the side of the street. She's missing one shoe. Her clothes are torn. She's obviously been stepped on repeatedly and she's either dead or knocked out. And that was the end.
Again, they better not try to make us wait until January for some answers.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):